March 3rd, 2014
World Vision has committed $125,000 to fund the Collaboratory’s continued development of a remote pump monitoring system in Africa. Under development at Messiah is a system that would use sensors installed on pumps to communicate with cloud technology in order to remotely monitor pumps so that operational problems can be identified and repaired quickly. The Collaboratory is prototype testing in Ghana in March.
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February 24th, 2014
Michael True, director of the Internship Center at Messiah College and a recognized leader in the field of experiential education, has been elected the new chairman of the board of directors for The Washington Internship Institute (WII).
“WII is extremely fortunate to have Mike True as the Chairman of the Board. No one has more expertise in the field of experiential learning and internships than Mike. He brings a wealth of knowledge and strong leadership skills to the organization,” stated Mary Ryan, founder and interim president of WII.
Read Washington Internship Institute’s complete announcement.
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February 18th, 2014
Kathy Hettinga, distinguished professor of art, is currently exhibiting a one-woman show at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. The show—titled “We’d take you in a minute if you were a man” and other Outrages—contains artists’ books, photographs and digital prints and comes from Hettinga’s artist’s book looking at the historical prejudice women encountered in employment interviews, gaining admission to medical schools and the like during much of the 20th century.
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February 14th, 2014
Colleges and universities on this list, according to U.S. News, “are doing a very good job at producing a top ranking for academic quality while carefully spending their available financial resources, as measured relative to other schools that may have greater sources of funding from states, tuition or endowments.”
U.S. News describes the criteria for the rankings: “U.S. News measures a school’s financial resources by taking into account how much it spends per student on instruction, research, student services and related educational expenditures. Financial resources have a 10 percent weight in the Best Colleges ranking methodology. Read the rest of this entry »
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February 5th, 2014
The Messiah College Student Nurses’ Association Chapter placed third in the SCORE! NCLEX Challenge Bowl statewide competition held at the PA State Student Nurses’ Association Convention in November. This was the first year a team from Messiah participated in the competition.
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January 21st, 2014
Scott Kieffer, professor of health and exercise science, is a newly named Fellow to the American College of Sports Medicine, an honor given to a small group of professionals each year.
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January 13th, 2014
Dr. Alexandra Smith `03, pediatric specialist in neonatology at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City, has been named 2013 Physician of the Year!
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December 13th, 2013
Messiah College Athletics and the Falcon Athletic Network (FAN) are pleased to announce the 2014 induction class for the Hall of Honor: Jessica (Regan) Cotton, Sam Lenhart, Coach Jan Trapp and Hayden Woodworth. The ceremony will take place Jan. 10, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
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November 25th, 2013
Taylor Driggers’ `13 essay “Modern Medievalism and Myth: Tolkein, Tennyson, and the Quest for a Hero” was published in the Oct. 2013 “Journal of Inklings Studies,” making him the first undergraduate to ever be published in this literary journal. In this particular issue, Driggers’ essay appears with one by Crystal Downing, distinguished professor of English and film studies.
According to the abstract, “This essay considers Tennyson’s portrayal of an autonomous, evolved Arthur in Idylls of the King as a segue into the modernist context against which Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings. While Tennyson’s mythmaking has all the outward trappings of the medieval tradition, it uses this setting to put forth ideas reflective of the Victorian faith crisis and anticipatory of the modernist obsession with autonomy and progress. Tennyson’s Arthur functions as a modernist’s Messiah, standing in stark contrast to Tolkien’s Frodo, who more fully embodies a Christian ideal that the modernists would interpret as medieval or obsolete. The Lord of the Rings is, in this light, a deconstruction of Tennysonian heroism and a re-establishment of the Christian virtues of humility, self-denial and sacrifice as the pinnacle of true mythic heroism.”
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November 14th, 2013
David Hagenbuch `89, associate professor in marketing, received the 2013 Christian Business Faculty Association Teaching Award, a recognition honoring Christian business faculty members who emulate the character, engagement and calling of Christ to the work and ministry of transformational education.
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